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Cutting Through The Mystique Of Testing The Mainframe
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re: Cutting Through The Mystique Of Testing The Mainframe
the term "main frame" refers to a structure of square tube steel welded up to create a "frame" onto which the main components of a computer could be mounted

the integrated circuit -- used on micro chips obviated the need for the steel structure -- along with the crane needed to put one in place.

"multi programming" -- which is what the computer built on the "main frame" was supposed to do -- failed -- although it helped for a time .

what we wanted was multiple computers working on one task -- not one computer working on everybody's tasks



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